Novels & Other Books


TITLE: George Lucas' Monsters and Aliens trilogy
CREATOR(S): Robert J. Sawyer
PUBLISHER: Bantam
DESCRIPTION: Planned trilogy of novels for 1995 cancelled when ties to the Star Wars galaxy were not permitted.  The title of the first novel was to be Alien Exodus.
SUMMARY: A trilogy of novels outlining the origins of the races that make up the Star Wars universe.  Humans from the 25th century Earth are displaced in space and time and seed a galaxy far, far away with the human race a very long time ago.
SOURCE INFO: Alien Exodus sample chapters
Monsters and Aliens outline
RELATED LINKS: Robert J. Sawyer

TITLE: The Essential Guide to Episode I
CREATOR(S): unknown
PUBLISHER: Del Rey
DESCRIPTION: Cancelled trade paperback book in the Essential Guide series
SUMMARY: A datafile is compiled concerning the events, characters, creatures, and technology that centred around the recent Battle of Naboo.
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TITLE: Star Wars (Episode II) Adventures #4 - Bonus Adventure: Dooku Death Match
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DESCRIPTION: Bonus Adventure scheduled for issue #4 was not printed for some reason even though it was mentioned in issue #3.  Issues #6, #8, #10, and #12 also did not have bonus adventures.
SUMMARY: One would assume it would have covered the Obi-Wan, Anakin, Yoda vs. Count Dooku battle from Attack of the Clones.
SOURCE INFO: Star Wars (Episode II) Adventures #3
RELATED LINKS: Jedi Council Forums topic: The original bonus adventure stories from EP2 Adventures

TITLE: Escape from Dagu
CREATOR(S): William Dietz (cover by Dave Seeley)
PUBLISHER: Bantam
DESCRIPTION: Cancelled novel
SUMMARY: William Dietz, author of the Dark Forces novellas, returns to Star Wars with Escape from Dagu. In the paperback novel, due out March 2004 from Del Rey Books, the Jedi Shaak Ti attempts to liberate Republic prisoners of war caught behind Separatist lines.

The shroud of the dark side has fallen and the Clone Wars have begun. Thousands of solar systems are defecting to the Separatists' Confederacy of Independent Systems, led by the charismatic fallen Jedi Master Count Dooku. But the threat to the Galactic Republic does not end there, for the malevolent Count answers to a shadowy Sith Lord - one who harbors his own sinister agenda.

The swamp planet Dagu, a remote place where the Confederacy has chosen to build a military base using prisoners of war, seethes with discontent. The slave laborers, including clone troopers, are determined to escape -- and the native reptilian Rybets have sworn to regain their freedom.

Count Dooku has learned that among the prisoners is a courier with information that could bring down the Republic. Dooku has selected Artel Darc,a most cunning and capable Dark Jedi, to apprehend the courier. But Artel Darc doesn't know that Shaak Ti, the legendary Jedi Master, is among the prisoners. Nor can he fathom how awesome a weapon the desire for liberty can be -- even against seemingly impossible odds.
- from StarWars.com:
July 18, 2003

The shroud of the dark side has fallen and the Clone Wars have begun. Thousands of solar systems are defecting to the Separatists' Confederacy of Independent Systems, led by the charismatic fallen Jedi Master Count Dooku. But the threat to the Galactic Republic does not end there, for the malevolent Count answers to a shadowy Sith Lord - one who harbors his own sinister agenda.

The swamp planet Dagu, a remote place where the Confederacy has chosen to build a military base using prisoners of war, seethes with discontent. The slave laborers, including clone troopers, are determined to escape -- and the native reptilian Rybets have sworn to regain their freedom.

Count Dooku has learned that among the prisoners is a courier with information that could bring down the Republic. Dooku has selected Artel Darc,a most cunning and capable Dark Jedi, to apprehend the courier. But Artel Darc doesn't know that Shaak Ti, the legendary Jedi Master, is among the prisoners. Nor can he fathom how awesome a weapon the desire for liberty can be -- even against seemingly impossible odds.
SOURCE INFO: StarWars.com article "First Look: Escape from Dagu" July 18, 2003
RELATED LINKS: Jedi Council Forums topic: Escape from Dagu: Cancelled.

TITLE: Jack Chalker Han Solo novel(s)
CREATOR(S): Jack Chalker
PUBLISHER: Del Rey
DESCRIPTION: Jack Chalker was the original choice for the Han Solo novels eventually written by Brian Daley
SUMMARY: "At that time, Jack Chalker was preparing to write about Solo, and Leigh Brackett [[co-screenwriter with Lawrence Kasdan on ESB]] was scheduled to take on at least one Princess Leia novel. But all that changed very quickly, since Jack decided to finish the series he was working on and Leigh passed away." - Brian Daley
SOURCE INFO: A Star Wars Fan Interviews Brian Daley
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TITLE: Shadows of the Empire prequel novel
CREATOR(S): Charles Grant
PUBLISHER: Bantam
DESCRIPTION: Novel cancelled due to the move of the Star Wars license from Bantam to Del Rey
SUMMARY: Prince Xizorís plans to destroy Darth Vader and take his place as the Emperorís right-hand man take shape and are about to spring into action...
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TITLE: Son of Palpatine (a.k.a. Glove of Darth Vader) series books #7-9
CREATOR(S): Paul Davids & Hollace Davids
PUBLISHER: Skylark (Bantam)
DESCRIPTION: Cancelled young adult novels
SUMMARY: "If we had written #7, however, I would remind you that it takes MANY STEPS to get down the aisle, and there is not one chance in hell that Han and Leia would have made it to the end of the aisle and sealed their marriage before a harrowing IMPERIAL ATTACK would have savaged their hoped for wedding and left it all in ruins. No nuptials took place that night, my dear friends." - Paul Davids

"This has been about 10 years and it's very hard to remember, except I recall we would have called one book SHADOWS OF OBIWAN. That was before "Shadows" showed up in other STAR WARS titles." - Paul Davids

"It may be helpful for you to know that our contract with Lucasfilm (and Lucasfilm's contract with Bantam on our series) was for six books with an option for an additional three, which would have made for a nine book series.  At the time we anticipated the probability that the series would go to nine books, and therefore we had to plan ahead for where the next three stories would go. Though complete story outlines for the next three were never written, we definitely decided on some aspects of the future three stories (7-9) before books 4-6 were published. Our intent definitely was to have the Empire attack and ruin the intended wedding of Han and Leia before they ever said 'I do.' The wedding never would have happened -- and that's how book 7 would have begun." - Paul Davids
SOURCE INFO: Correspondence between Paul Davids and JC Forum member Valiento
Letter sent from Paul Davids to TimeTales
Jedi Council Forums topic: Star Wars: Lostworlds
RELATED LINKS: PaulDavids.com

TITLE: The Courtship of Princess Leia trilogy
CREATOR(S): Dave Wolverton
PUBLISHER: Bantam
DESCRIPTION: Originally signed to do a trilogy of books, Dave Wolverton eventually wrote the standalone novel The Courtship of Princess Leia
SUMMARY: The story is likely to have been an extended version of the single novel plot.
SOURCE INFO: 1993: The Dark Side of the Force
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TITLE: Fairy Tales: Jaina and the Hanadak
CREATOR(S): John Whitman (illustrated by Kathy Mitchell)
PUBLISHER: Brown Little (Warner Books)
DESCRIPTION: Planned children's story book
SUMMARY: On Endor, Jaina Solo goes on a walk to visit the Old Forest Woman, but runs into the Hanadak, a creature that wants to devour herÖ
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TITLE: Fairy Tales: The Twins and the Taloden
CREATOR(S): John Whitman (illustrated by Kathy Mitchell)
PUBLISHER: Brown Little (Warner Books)
DESCRIPTION: Planned children's story book
SUMMARY: During a visit to a museum on Tatooine, Jacen and Jaina Solo meet a powerful serpent called the Taloden, who has turned the museum's son into a dewback.
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TITLE: Heart of the Jedi
CREATOR(S): Kenneth Flint
PUBLISHER: Bantam
DESCRIPTION: Cancelled novel (cancelled in 1995)
SUMMARY: In the wake of the Force-related threat, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo, and our heroes must come together to defeat a new threat.
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TITLE: Legacy of Doom
CREATOR(S): Margaret Weiss
PUBLISHER: Bantam
DESCRIPTION: Cancelled novel (cancelled in 1995)
SUMMARY: In the wake of the Force-related threat and its follow-up, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo, and our heroes must come together to defeat a new threat.
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TITLE: New Jedi Order: Dark Tide - Siege
CREATOR(S): Michael A. Stackpole
PUBLISHER: Del Rey
DESCRIPTION: Second novel of the originally planned Dark Tide trilogy.  Dark Tide become a duology with Onslaught and Ruin.
SUMMARY: In the wake of Shedao Shaiís vow of vengeance on Corran Horn, the New Republic continues preparing for the next major confrontations of the Yuuzhan Vong War.
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TITLE: New Jedi Order: Knightfall - Jedi Storm
CREATOR(S): Michael Jan Friedman (cover by Terese Nielson)
PUBLISHER: Del Rey
DESCRIPTION: Part 1 of the cancelled Knightfall trilogy
SUMMARY: Danni Quee joins with a fallen Jedi named Jorallen to fight the Yuuzhan Vong, encountering an evil Vong priestess.

A string of military defeats has left the New Republic reeling. Playing on the terror their cruelty has instigated, the Yuuzhan Vong have offered to spare as-yet-unconquered worlds the full impact of their wrath for a price: the Jedi Knights. The Yuuzhan Vong warmaster's proposal finds eager takers among the desperate of the New Republic. And the warmaster isn't the only one who wants the Jedi: a Yuuzhan Vong high priestess has her own nefarious plans for those who have Force talent, and she's already managed to capture her first test subjects. Danni Quee, scientist and ex- Yuuzhan Vong prisoner, wants only to avoid the horrific alien invaders. But when she meets Jorallen, a Jedi shrouded by mystery, her suspicions read her into a search for missing Jedi - and whatever secrets Jorallen himself might be hiding. Now, as Luke, Han, and Leia work to help the Jedi hide from their betrayers, Danni and Jorallen move ever closer to the heart of enemy territory. The future of all the Jedi may be at stake...  - from Knightfall I: Jedi Storm cover
SOURCE INFO: The Unofficial New Jedi Order Homepage Appendix G: The Knightfall Trilogy
RELATED LINKS: Terese Nielson Paintings (Knightfall cover painting and sketches)

TITLE: New Jedi Order: Knightfall - Jedi Fire
CREATOR(S): Michael Jan Friedman (cover by Terese Nielson)
PUBLISHER: Del Rey
DESCRIPTION: Part 2 of the cancelled Knightfall trilogy
SUMMARY: As Jedi are slaughtered to appease the Yuuzhan Vong, Danni Quee and Jorallen continue their quest against the Vong.
SOURCE INFO: The Unofficial New Jedi Order Homepage Appendix G: The Knightfall Trilogy
RELATED LINKS: Terese Nielson Paintings (Knightfall cover painting and sketches)

TITLE: New Jedi Order: Knightfall - Jedi Blood
CREATOR(S): Michael Jan Friedman (cover by Terese Nielson)
PUBLISHER: Del Rey
DESCRIPTION: Part 3 of the cancelled Knightfall trilogy
SUMMARY: As Danni Quee and Jorallen defeat the Yuuzhan Vong priestess, the wholesale slaughter and betrayal of the Jedi forges ahead full-force.
SOURCE INFO: The Unofficial New Jedi Order Homepage Appendix G: The Knightfall Trilogy
RELATED LINKS: Terese Nielson Paintings (Knightfall cover painting and sketches)

TITLE: Leigh Brackett Princess Leia novel
CREATOR(S): Leigh Brackett
PUBLISHER: Del Rey
DESCRIPTION: Cancelled novel to be published around the same time frame as the Brian Daley Han Solo novels
SUMMARY: "At that time, Jack Chalker was preparing to write about Solo, and Leigh Brackett [[co-screenwriter with Lawrence Kasdan on ESB]] was scheduled to take on at least one Princess Leia novel. But all that changed very quickly, since Jack decided to finish the series he was working on and Leigh passed away." - Brian Daley
SOURCE INFO: A Star Wars Fan Interviews Brian Daley
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